Important Watches, Wristwatches and C...

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 18, 1998

LOT 556

C.H. Meylan, Brassus, Swiss, No. 5887, circa 1900. Fine and rare 18K gold, keyless minute repeating watch with split-seconds chronograph and 30 minutes instantaneous recorder.

CHF 13,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 14,950

C. Four body, massive, "demi-bassine", polished. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel with radial bolt Breguet numerals, outer minutes and chronograph rings, sunk subsidiary seconds and minutes register. Blued-steel Breguet hands. M. 18"', rhodium plated, "fausses cotes" decoration, 40 jewels, counterpoised straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring. Minute repeating on gongs with slide in the band. Chronograph with visible work and button on the winding-crown, the split-seconds push piece in the band. Signed on the dial, case and movement. Diam. 50 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 14-35


To be restored

Movement: *2

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 21-51


Partially reprinted